NUTRITION & WELLNESS

February is the month of love, a time to show we love our friends, family and partners. But, it can also be a month of self-love! You've probably heard of the term "self-care" by now. It's incredibly popular on the internet, with celebrities and influences promoting the idea. In fact, even Barbie is promoting self-care these days. With all of the information swirling around, though, it can be difficult to know what self-care is and how exactly you should practice it. We're here to help....

With the new year here, it’s time to make your 2020 resolutions. New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes, but for chronic pain sufferers, there are a few resolutions that could help you reduce your pain. Focusing on yourself and your overall health, including your emotional and mental health, is important to reducing your pain symptoms. Keep reading for some resolution ideas for a great 2020....

Every year after the holidays, the “new year, fresh start!” mindset sweeps over us. We have great intentions of joining a gym, eating better, sleeping more or keeping the house picked up. However, for many of us, it’s easy to slip back into bad habits come February....

The holiday season is here! We've all been to holiday parties or get-togethers, where a large amount of food and drink awaits us.  It’s important to remember that good nutrition and wellness are especially important for those with chronic pain. A good diet can help control pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. There are a ton of wellness buzzwords on the internet right now, so it can be difficult to know what is truly helpful. Keep reading to learn more about ways you can practice mindfulness during the holidays, starting with mindful eating habits....

We know it's hard to believe, but it's still summer. Pumpkin spice may be back, but cooler fall weather has not arrived. That means we still have some sweltering days ahead of us. It can be difficult to stay active and safe in the heat, but getting proper exercise is essential to overall health and wellness. Use these tips and tricks and learn how to stay active in warm weather!...

It is no coincidence “water” is found in the word watermelon. This thirst-quenching fruit provides you with fluid, vitamins and electrolytes, which help fight off dehydration. Try these tasty ideas to help you stay hydrated this summer with watermelon...

We are all on one, at least we try to be--a grocery budget! At the beginning of the month, you might sit down and write out a plan. Then, the month goes on and our beautifully designed grocery budget is blown out of the water. Grocery shopping on a budget isn't easy. I won’t lie, this skill takes discipline, self-control, saying “no” to the kids and also to yourself. But, if you follow the tips below it will give you guidelines to staying on a budget and getting in those foods that are higher in nutrition! ...

Fire up the grill! Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes a perfect opportunity to gather outdoors with friends and family. But, don’t let this season of potlucks and picnics derail you from achieving your weight loss and pain management goals. Here are some ways to stay on track and avoid extra fat, calories and sugar this barbecue season:...

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints from adults today. Estimates say that almost 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. When this pain is chronic, though, it can begin to cause more problems, including decreased mobility and wellness. Use these simple exercises for low back pain daily to help decrease pain and increase wellness. ...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies show that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. Keep reading to learn more about how to reduce pain with exercise....